Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Global Warming's Terrifying New Math"

The most talked-about piece on global warming this year was written by Bill McKibben, Glens Falls native and Vermont resident who participated in the Writers Institute's "Telling the Truth" symposium back in 1991.

From this week's Rolling Stone:

"If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven't convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard numbers about climate change: June broke or tied 3,215 high-temperature records across the United States. That followed the warmest May on record for the Northern Hemisphere – the 327th consecutive month in which the temperature of the entire globe exceeded the 20th-century average, the odds of which occurring by simple chance were 3.7 x 10-99, a number considerably larger than the number of stars in the universe."